Shaquille O’Neal adds another property to his EMPIRE | WATCH

PHOTO: Shaquille O’Neal has purchased a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, according to a local real estate brokerage. FILE 

Basketball legend and TV personality Shaquille O’Neal recently bought a home in Collin County, local brokerage Rogers Healy and Associates Real Estate said Tuesday.

Zac Gideo, a real estate agent for Rogers Healy, worked with O’Neal last May to buy a home on a 0.228-acre lot, according to the firm. The home has high ceilings, a huge primary bedroom with a spa-like bathroom, a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and a backyard with a large pool and waterfall, the company said.

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“I found him the perfect home and most of the process was done virtually — FaceTime calls, videos of the property, etc.” Gideo said in a statement.

Gideo declined to share the sale price or the exact location other than Collin County. He told The Dallas Morning News that O’Neal did not share a specific reason for buying in the area but said that the expansion of his Big Chicken restaurant chain to Texas was a factor.

“It has a lot to do with that, and basic travel — he travels here quite a bit for different things,” Gideo said, adding that O’Neal will live in the home part-time. O’Neal is also an analyst on Inside the NBA, the postgame show for the NBA on TNT.

The brokerage has worked with other high-profile clients, including Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Sean Lowe from ABC’s The Bachelor, who is selling his five-bedroom home in University Park for $5 million.

Born in Newark, N.J., O’Neal has Texas ties and is a graduate of Cole High School in San Antonio. He played for six teams during his 19-year NBA career and won four NBA championships, three in Los Angeles and one in Miami, before retiring in 2011.

O’Neal also sold his $11 million mansion outside Orlando in October, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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